Security around the Dhaka Central Jail has been boosted and paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has been deployed in Dhaka and Chittagong to maintain security.
A large number of law enforcers including police, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and prison guards were deployed around the jail premises.
All shops and establishments around the jail area were ordered to shut by 8:00pm. Onlookers were asked to clear the area. The road leading to jail from Chawkbazar was closed around 7:40pm.
Moreover, BGB troops have been deployed in Dhaka and Chittagong to maintain security.
Twenty platoons BGB men have been deployed for 12 hours to maintain law and order in the capital.
“Twenty platoons of BGB men will be deployed from 6:30pm across Dhaka to maintain law and order,” Mohsin Reza, BGB’s public relations office told The Daily Star when he was contacted following the decision of BGB deployment.
Fifteen platoons of BGB have been deployed at Chittagong city, Raujan, Sitakunda and Lohagara of the district, Lt Col Emarot Hossain of BGB 28 Battalion confirmed.
The troops will remain deployed in the district until further instructions, the BGB official added.